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Utility Pole Removal OK’d in Woods Cove

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke...

Utility Pole Removal OKd in Woods Cove

Karen Klammer calculates that dedicated volunteers put in about 1,000 hours over the past 18 months to obtain the necessary support of 60 percent of Woods Cove property owners to establish an assessment district. Yard signs throughout the area spoke to their diligence in pursuit...

Science Brings Clarity to Shifting Shores

Each and every day, waves move sand back and forth, onto and away from beaches. The thin ribbon of sandy barrier islands and beaches along America’s coastline shifts constantly, especially during hurricanes, nor’easters, and other extreme storms. How vulnerable is your favorite...

Honor Thy Father

  It is time again to formally honor our fathers. The masculine principle is imbued with the task of establishing our ethics and morality. It fulfills its function as a sharp tool of learning what actions and controls are necessary to manifest right choices in our lives. When...

Flooding: Learning to Live with It

Massive 100-year floods, like the one Laguna Beach experienced two years ago that raged through Laguna Canyon neighborhoods and sent overflowing runoff and sediment through downtown shops, will happen every year in less than 40 years, according to an expert in flood-water...

Wisdom Workout: Tools to Fly Above the Chaos

 How is it possible to keep our equilibrium when our world seems to be moving so fast? A typical day is filled with more interactions with inanimate objects than living, breathing people. We wade through e-mails, retrieve voice mail, and send and receive cryptic text messages...

No Juice for Youth, Council Says

Grappling with who’s ultimately responsible, Laguna Beach’s City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to proceed with a social host ordinance that would make it illegal for adults to serve alcohol to teenagers other than their own. City staff was directed to draft such a...

Making Sure Kids Are Wise to the Pitfalls

Editor, (This is a reply to David Vanderveen’s Local Currents column on “Mutual Responsibility”)   Yes, I am the dad who called David to get the scoop on energy drinks. Who better to ask than a local dad, energy drink entrepreneur, and socially conscious all around goo...

Podiatrist Offers High-Tech Toenail Remedy

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach-based Dr. David Sabet is now offering a high-tech laser treatment for fungus-affected toenails that have changed color, lifted or become thick.     “I have developed a method for banishing fungus from toenails using an FDA approved,...

Taking Stock

House Prices Down, Stock Dividends Up Stocks ended May on an upbeat, then sold off the first chance they got in June. These Midsummer Eve antics are likely to continue until the fall, when markets normally firm up. The next clear direction will come in a few weeks as second...

More Streets Off-Limits to Skateboarding

Bombing Hills Becoming a Bygone Pastime After hearing nearly three hours of requests to stop a ban against skateboarding on steep streets in Laguna Beach, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move ahead with prohibiting downhill skateboarding on eight blocks with...

Open Paved Fire Roads to Skateboarding

Editor,   Hi. I just wanted to share my thoughts of speedboarding as a homeowner on Summit Drive.   Personally I have no problem with speedboarding as a sport, but on public streets it does create unnecessary risks for speedboarders and drivers. As a cyclist I am...

Skateboarding, the Freedom to Take Risks

Editor: To the speed boarding side: Speed boarding is dangerous. Asking politely to have permission to do something stupid is even dumber than whatever you were going to do in the first place. Now you’re dumb twice. Just go do it. Pay the fines. Wear a ….. Never mind. To the...